Review: How does a plant orchestrate defense in time and space? Using glucosinolates in Arabidopsis as case study

Plants, like human societies, must live with the inherent conflict between investing in defense and investing in growth and infrastructure. Burrow and Halkier provide an interesting and highly readable overview of the strategies by which Arabidopsis optimizes the production and distribution of glucosinolates, key defense compounds. This would be an excellent article to show students the elegance with which plants manage their resources. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.04.009